Politics

How the Term 'Social Justice Warrior' Became an Insult

How the Term 'Social Justice Warrior' Became an Insult

A decade ago, calling someone a social justice warrior was merely a description, and in some cases, even a compliment.

Are Trigger Warnings Ruining Literature?

Are Trigger Warnings Ruining Literature?

If literature produces this sting, it also produces the cure. 

The Good Intentions Fallacy Is Driving Us Toward the Destructive Outcomes of Socialism

The Good Intentions Fallacy Is Driving Us Toward the Destructive Outcomes of Socialism

“Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.” - Milton Friedman

Why It's Time to Treat the Hammer and Sickle Like the Swastika

Why It's Time to Treat the Hammer and Sickle Like the Swastika

The communist ideology in its purest form might be separated from its implementations, but at what point does it’s awful track record discredit any attempts to advocate it?

Liberation Theology: How Competing Claims of Being on God’s Side Are Testing Our Social Order

Liberation Theology: How Competing Claims of Being on God’s Side Are Testing Our Social Order

Competing claims of being on God’s side are testing the limits of a liberal social order straining to accommodate militant believers.

The Problem With Conflating Sexual Advances With Sexual Harassment

The Problem With Conflating Sexual Advances With Sexual Harassment

'"Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors?"

The Worst Emperor of Ancient Rome: Caligula

The Worst Emperor of Ancient Rome: Caligula

Of his own citizens, he famously declared, “I wish the Roman people had but a single neck” so he could hang them all at once.

A Brief History of Russia Meddling in Other People’s Elections

A Brief History of Russia Meddling in Other People’s Elections

Let’s look at patterns of Russian policy stretching back over three centuries.

Politics Is Beginning to Consume Our World. That's Bad.

Politics Is Beginning to Consume Our World. That's Bad.

In the world of politics, people never learn, and they repeat the same species of mistakes in a perpetual cycle.

How One Deleted Scene Turns Star Wars into a Struggle Against Socialism

How One Deleted Scene Turns Star Wars into a Struggle Against Socialism

A deleted Star Wars scene reveals that, at least in the 1970s, George Lucas understood that free markets make free people.

Sarah Jeong Proposed Banning the Atlantic Editor Who Exposed 'The Hunting Ground'

Sarah Jeong Proposed Banning the Atlantic Editor Who Exposed 'The Hunting Ground'

Sarah Jeong, the most recent hire of the New York Times editorial board, suggested journalist Emily Yoffe should be banned 'from talking about rape ever again.'

Why Straw Bans Don't Help the Environment and Needlessly Restrict Freedom

Why Straw Bans Don't Help the Environment and Needlessly Restrict Freedom

No one should have to get a license or undergo an exam to qualify for access to a simple consumer product.

Does the Death Penalty Actually Save Lives?

Does the Death Penalty Actually Save Lives?

Given how much suffering to the innocents is prevented by punishing violent criminals with harsh sentences, it is apt to say, as a federal appeals court judge once did, that “He who is kind to the cruel is cruel to the kind.”

Can You Be Christian and Support the Death Penalty?

Can You Be Christian and Support the Death Penalty?

Among Christian leaders, Pope Francis has been at the forefront of arguing against the death penalty.

Pastor Claims Trump Is the ‘Most Pro-Black President’ in Generations During White House Meeting

Pastor Claims Trump Is the ‘Most Pro-Black President’ in Generations During White House Meeting

Rev. Darrell Scott, a Cleveland pastor and co-founder of the president’s National Diversity Coalition, said Donald Trump is “the most pro-black president that we’ve had in our lifetime.”

Theory-Induced Blindness: Why 'Expert' Predictions Are Wrong So Often

Theory-Induced Blindness: Why 'Expert' Predictions Are Wrong So Often

Failure is par-for-the-course when it comes to political prediction. Why?

5 (Other) Times Russia Meddled in U.S. Elections

5 (Other) Times Russia Meddled in U.S. Elections

We shouldn't be so surprised that Russia hacked the 2016 election. They've been at this for a while.

Inflation Veering Toward 1 Million Percent in Collapsing, Socialist Venezuela

Inflation Veering Toward 1 Million Percent in Collapsing, Socialist Venezuela

It wasn’t that long ago that the left praised socialist Venezuela as a model country, a good comparison to the mean, ruthless system of the United States. What happened?

Americans Are Rapidly Warming Up to Porn, a New Gallup Poll Shows. Here's Why.

Americans Are Rapidly Warming Up to Porn, a New Gallup Poll Shows. Here's Why.

A newly released Gallup poll shows that Americans are rapidly beginning to see porn as morally acceptable.

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

The fear created by the phrase “3D-printed guns” should not be allowed to override common sense.

Man Changes Gender to Lower Car Insurance Premiums, Saves $1,100 Annually

Man Changes Gender to Lower Car Insurance Premiums, Saves $1,100 Annually

A Canadian man lowered his premiums by $91 per month--simply by identifying as a woman on government forms. 

Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

On Tuesday, August 7, The Charlemagne Institute (Intellectual Takeout's parent organization) is inviting ALL high school and college students to our seminar 'America's Founding Principles'.

The Antidote to Our Toxic Discourse Is Not Political ‘Correctness’—It’s Civility and Reason

The Antidote to Our Toxic Discourse Is Not Political ‘Correctness’—It’s Civility and Reason

Words have power. Let us use our words to support the side of civility and decency.

Venezuela’s Nightmare: 5 Reasons It's Likely to Get Worse

Venezuela’s Nightmare: 5 Reasons It's Likely to Get Worse

We know this assessment isn’t what millions of suffering Venezuelans will want to hear, but Maduro may hold on to power for quite some time.

How Generation Z Became America’s Most Intolerant Generation
Could Britain-Style Healthcare Work in America?

Could Britain-Style Healthcare Work in America?

No one would deny that the American healthcare system desperately needs reform, but is a single-payer system like Britain's the way to go? 

10 (Unwritten) Rules for Imitating an Accent

10 (Unwritten) Rules for Imitating an Accent

When is it acceptable to imitate an accent, and when is it taboo?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Campaign Platform Explains Her Primary Victory

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Campaign Platform Explains Her Primary Victory

Ocasio will very likely go on to win her seat by a comfortable margin, but the real losers will be her constituents.

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